Food & Drink

10 Reliable Restaurants Close to the Lincoln Center

Upper West Siders, New Yorkers, and visitors who enjoy music, opera, dance, film, theater, and even the circus often head to the couple of city blocks that comprise the Lincoln Center. Since the early 1960’s, this area of the city has been a leader in the performing arts, with 11 resident arts organizations housed on campus. For those less inclined to formal cultural events, Lincoln Center also offers elegant indoor and outdoor public spaces to sit and relax, as well as some casual seasonal events that are free to the public.

But where to turn if you find yourself looking for food or beverages in the Lincoln Center area? We have you covered, with ten solid restaurants below, selected for their proximity to Lincoln Center. All are within walking distance, and a two-block radius. Appealing to a range of cuisines and palates, they include American, French, Italian, Chinese, and vegan options. Simply click on the name of any restaurant below, to see its mapped location, phone number, website, and a brief overview.

Rosa Mexicano – 61 Columbus Avenue (between W. 62nd & 63rd Streets)

P.J. Clarke’s – 44 W. 63rd Street (Corner of Columbus Ave.)

The Smith – 1900 Broadway (between W. 63rd & 64th Streets)

Café Fiorello’s – 1900 Broadway (between W. 63rd & 64th Streets)

Bar Boulud – 1900 Broadway (between W 63rd & 64th Streets)

Boulud Sud – 20 W. 64th Street (between Broadway & Central Park West)

Shun Lee West – 43 W. 65th Street (between Broadway & Central Park West)

Atlantic Grill – 50 W. 65th Street (between Broadway & Central Park West)

Le Botaniste – 156 Columbus Avenue (between W. 66th & 67th Streets)

El Fish – 155 Amsterdam (corner of W. 67th Street)

Foodies, and those looking for something even closer may also be interested in the two restaurants housed on-site at The Lincoln Center. Tatiana, in the David Geffen Hall at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, offers a diverse menu with Caribbean, African, and Creole influences. There is also The Grand Tier Restaurant and Bar, located inside the Metropolitan Opera House at 30 Lincoln Center Plaza. The Grand Tier offers contemporary American cuisine and a full beverage selection for pre-theater dining, as well as light bites during Metropolitan Opera intermissions. You may have correctly guessed that both require advance booking!

Now you are all set to dine, relax, and enjoy some of the best that the Upper West Side’s Lincoln Center neighborhood has to offer!

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